Dees v. Jones et al

Filing 18

ORDER granting 15 Motion to Set Aside ; further granting in part and denying in part 17 Motion for Leave, as set forth. Signed by Honorable James R. Marschewski on April 15, 2013. (lw)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS HARRISON DIVISION GREGORY D. DEES v. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 13-3021 NURSE MANDY JONES; JAIL ADMINISTRATOR JASON DAY; BOONE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE MOORE; and DR. LEE DEFENDANTS ORDER In an order entered on April 8, 2013 (Doc. 14), it was noted that the March 5th answer (Doc. 12) was filed on behalf of all Defendants except for Dr. Lee. However, the return of summons shows that the Records Clerk for Boone County, Karen Hill, accepted service for Dr. Lee on March 4, 2013. (Doc. 13 at pgs. 4-5). Defendants were advised that if they contended this was not effective service, they should so advise the Court and provide the Court with the current address and phone number of Dr. Lee. On April 10th, Defendants filed a motion (Doc. 15) to set aside service of process. Defendants assert that Dr. Lee is not now, and was not at the time of service, employed by Boone County. Accordingly, they maintain service was improper. The motion (Doc. 15) is granted. Service will again be directed on Dr. Lee. Next, Defendants ask that they be allowed to submit Dr. Lee’s address under seal (Doc. 17). Defendants may submit the address to the Court without filing it in the public record. However, Defendants are advised that the summons and return of service will both contain this information. The return of service is filed. If Dr. Lee desires to keep his address and phone -1- AO72A (Rev. 8/82) number out of the public record, he should designate an attorney to accept service on his behalf. The motion (Doc. 17) is granted in part and denied in part. IT IS SO ORDERED this 15th day of April 2013. /s/ J. Marschewski HON. JAMES R. MARSCHEWSKI CHIEF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE -2- AO72A (Rev. 8/82)

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